“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Ɯbermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarÄ«, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dennis Hopper (1936-2010)

"Here's to your Fuck" Dennis.
A Life-Long Fan

Dennis Hopper performs the Russian Dynamite Death Chair Act at the Big H speedway in Houston, Texas, 1983. Busloads of spectators from his lecture at Rice Media Center are taken out to the speedway to watch his "finale". Also of note in the clip, Terry Southern and Wim Wenders (who can be heard threatening to blow up the camera with any remaining dynamite).

I can't think of any other actor who could have pulled off this role:

Hopper vs. Walken: One of the best face-offs in movie history:

Also, someone uploaded Dennis Hopper on "Inside the Actor's Studio" to YouTube.

An Amazing Career: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000454/


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